The budget, if enacted, would cut billions from the three safety-net programs over the next decade.
President Donald Trump's $4.8 trillion 2021 budget proposal takes massive cuts from the EPA, student loan assistance and Medicaid, while it boosts military spending and border enforcement.
In their encounter in Des Moines, Pence told the doctor he hadn't heard about the planned cuts.
Hundreds of private hospices discharged most dying patients in 2017, while 80 failed to send registered nurses, physicians or nurse practitioners to check on them.
Expanding Medicare to cover vision, dental and hearing services for existing beneficiaries enjoys strong public support and can be done now, irrespective of the 2020 elections.
"The Trump administration has expanded short-term insurance plans, which are not required to cover mental health care and typically exclude people with serious mental illness."
If the plan is approved, it could see as many as 90,000 low-income undocumented immigrants between the ages of 19 and 25 become eligible for Medicaid.
Democratic governors and other state leaders are rolling out massive health care initiatives, boosting public options and touting expansions to former President Barack Obama's 2010 ACA overhaul moving into the new year.
The Social Security Administration issued a contingency plan this month, outlining how it would remain in operation as some federal workers get furloughed and other programs shut down.
This proposal presents immigrants with an impossible choice: keep their family healthy but risk being separated or forgo vital medical services so their family can remain together.
Interest on debt is rapidly becoming a larger share of the U.S. GDP, setting up a bipartisan battle over competing spending on health care, education and defense.
After instituting a $1.5 trillion tax cut, the Senate majority leader said Tuesday that the only way to lower the record-high federal deficit would be to cut entitlement programs.
The governor says that expanding the health care program without appropriate funding could put Maine in "red ink."
This is a crisis—but we won't find the remedy in more punitive measures that take us back to the war on drugs.
Trumponomics is a thin veneer of an excuse for giving America's rich whatever they want, while sticking it to everyone else.
Progressives' current thinking: Use Medicare to entice millions into a government-controlled health system.
Is this a sign that the Affordable Care Act works?
"The federal government's failure to take action to protect DACA recipients is appalling, un-American, unjust and puts hundreds of thousands of children at risk."
The Trump administration just rolled back an Obama-era guidance that prevented states from defunding Planned Parenthood.
The House voted 216-212 to approve the Senate's version of the 2018 budget resolution Thursday. Here are the five things you need to know about the federal budget.
Republicans blaming Democrats for obstructionism is no longer a legitimate excuse.
Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner initially supported the bill as a candidate, eased off that position in the spring, but ultimately said his support for abortion rights and a woman's choice would never change.
Opinions are changing in favor of a single-payer health care system among both physicians and their patients, but doctors are much more likely to support a single-payer health care system than the rest of the public.